Alzheimer's And Dementia Caregiver Center
Facts About Alzheimer's
- Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a progressive and fatal brain disease that is the most common form of dementia. Unfortunately, it is fast becoming one the greatest medical challenges facing Americans.
- Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death among all adults and the 5th leading cause for those aged 65 and older in the United States. There are an estimated 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer's today. The entire family is impacted; there are an estimated 10 million family caregivers today.
Alzheimer's Online Care Training Courses
Liberty Healthcare of North Carolina is partnering with The Alzheimer's Association to bring you free individual online care training in dementia care. The courses are 30 - 45 minutes long and are offered in both English and Spanish.
If interested, please click on the Log in/Register at the top of the webpage and then enroll for free courses. You will be able to print a certificate and transcript upon course completion. You must register before you are able to enroll in any courses.
Listed below are just a few examples of the courses available for completion online, 24 hours a day:
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Learn about the ten warning signs of Alzheimer's disease.
Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia
Learn about the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia, stages, risk factors and more.
Living with Alzheimer's: for Caregivers - Early Stage
Hear from others directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis.
The Alzheimer's Association also offers individual certification to recognize those who complete the program and demonstrate knowledge of quality dementia care practices. Please see the essentiALZ Certification Program for details.